The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be as follows: $60 for one bird, $70 for two birds, $90 for 3 or 4 birds, $135 for 5 or 6 birds, and $150 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the major jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box, and shipping on American Giant Homers (when available) will incur a 50% surcharge due to the additional weight of the much larger birds.
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November 2017 hatch red grizzle cock no. 6549. This pigeon is a late 2017 but is wearing a 2016 band. Appears to be a red grizzle but might actually be ash red and indigo grizzle, since he is a son of an indigo cock when mated to a red grizzle hen. No pedigree, but known to be down from quality flying stock. Unflown, he was obtained from a friend who wanted to get rid of all his prisoners. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price reduced: $35.
2016 qualmond cock no. 6530. (I have his brother as well, who will go into my breeding loft in 2019.) Parents are a dilute indigo T-pattern cock and a brown qualmond hen, so this bird should carry both brown and dilute genes. Dam was bred by me out of a barless brown qualmond cock and a yellow check hen that flew 125 miles and placed 10th out of 113 birds. The latter is also the daughter of a diploma winner and granddaughter of a 200-mile winner. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price reduced: $50
|3.||2014 black cock bred by Tim Ross. He might be a poor color for a black, but he is a very nice pigeon otherwise - and he has what many of you want: the capacity to raise recessive yellow daughters. When mated to a recessive red hen, half his daughters will be either recessive red or yellow, and half his sons will be recessive red. I have him mated to a recessive red "Hollywood" hen and have raised two yellows, two blacks, a blue bar, and two recessive reds. Tilson and Baldwin on sire's side. Fully pedigreed. Price: $75|
|4.||2014 ash red grizzle cock no. 4077. This is perhaps one of the best pigeons listed here, and he will end up in my breeding loft for 2019 if not sold. Pedigree on dam's side only, but unquestionably an excellent pigeon. Sire is "8361", a 2008 black cock that won 3 diplomas and was a race winner for Bob in 2012 and is down from a black Clausing Houben hen. Full pedigree on dam's side only. Price reduced: $75|
May hatch HVR, "The Little Red Hen" Appears to be a hen but as of today the sex is not guaranteed. This is what many would call a "red velvet". She is currently in a body moult, so the picture doesn't do her justice. Her full brother is a race winner at 225 miles. Her sire was bred by me out of a double grandson of "Cinnaman", who was purchased by Kripple Kreek Loft from Lou Coletta for several thousand dollars. She then proceeded to raise winners from her first four eggs. The mother of The Little Red Hen is "1530", a yellow bar that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. "1530" is the mother of a race winner and also raised a daughter that placed in the top 20% of the 2013 GNEO futurity in Ohio. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $35
|6.||June hatch brown check hen no. 8315. (Sex guaranteed). Too late to train for this year's young bird season, this bird was initially set aside for breeding, but right now it looks as if I can get along without her, since I have a couple even younger siblings. Both grandmothers are off the widowhood team of an outstanding midwestern flyer. Paternal grandsire is closely inbred to "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and one of my foundation cocks. Maternal grandsire, "The Y2K Cock", was bred by Lopez Family Loft and is down from several of the great Ganus names of outstanding breeders and flyers. Limited pedigree. Price: $50|
|7.||July hatch blue bar pencil no. 8158. This appears to be a cock, and I am reasonably certain it is, but I cannot guarantee it at this time. I guess you would say this pigeon is "on the high side of medium". He is solid and strong in the hand and just impresses me as a cock. His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Three older brothers are on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Price: $25|
|8.||May hatch blue check no. 8338, appears to be a cock but no guarantee. This is going to be a fairly large pigeon and comes with a very strong performance pedigree. Sire is a white laced son of "Snake River", a gorgeous white lace cock that is a 200-mile winner and the current foundation cock of my family of recessive opals. Dam is pure Janssen whose sire is an AU Registered Champion and whose dam is a daughter of another AU Registered Champion. Obviously from his background you can see that he would carry the gene for recessive opal. This is the kind of pigeon my opal family is based on. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $35|
|9.||May hatch yellow check cock no. 8554. Sire is a double grandson of “The Iceman”, a barless ash red winner at 300 miles and the foundation of my “Golden Thunderbird” family. Dam was bred by Doug Harms and is down from the yellow Janssens of Larry Davis, one of which qualified as an AU Champion. Sex is guaranteed. Price: $50|
|10.||2014 red grizzle cock no. 4812, full brother to a race winner and multiple diploma winner, plus other diploma winners. Sire is a white Delbar down from a long-distance family and dam is a tiger grizzle down from a very good flying family of grizzles and was bred by my friend and clubmate Bob Metcalf from the days we flew from our own WCOF club. Bob had this bird, which was bred by me, until recently when I obtained him to use as a breeder. He will go into the breeding loft if he does not sell, but I need to reduce the number of breeders I keep and therefore he is (for now) being offered for sale. We also have his nestmate, a pure white, which will NOT appear on this page. Fully pedigreed. Price: $100|
|11.||May hatch blue check cock no. 8476. If a cock as assumed, then it will carry brown, but the sex is not guaranteed. Sire is dark check brown and a direct son of a barless khaki, therefore also a carrier of the gene for barless. Sire is also a great--grandson of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. Dam is out of "The Y2K Cock", a bird that is very heavy in the blood of so many of the Ganus greats and is one of my best breeding cocks. Price: $25|
|12.||August hatch blue bar no. 8577. Sire was bred by Ron Deisher out of 5067.a reduced cock bred by me and a "Creator" hen out of a pair of Ganus birds. Sire is full brother to a bird than won 1st vs 103 birds and 9 lofts in the SKY club of the CJC, also placing 10th combine vs 2304 birds and 167 loft at 200 miles. Dam is a reduced hen bred by me, who is a granddaughter of "Heisenberg" a Janssen cock that was my best flyer since 2000 prior to being taken out by a hawk. If this bird is a cock, which it appears to be, it will carry the gene for reduced and at least half his daughters will be reduced regardless of how he is mated. Price: $35|
|13.||2016 almond cock no. 6540, never bred from but settled and sparingly trained. Very light in color, almost looks like a yellow grizzle with the black flecking just starting to show up. (Almond cocks tend to get darker each year, so in a few years he is likely to be flecked very nicely.) No pedigree here, but definitely bred from flying stock. Bred by Bob Metcalf and is a couple generations down from my old almond family that has flown well for me over the years. Price: $50|
2013 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock no. 36977, carries the gene for barless. This is NOT an ash red pigeon; it will breed as a blue. Cherry is a "mimic" of ash red and therefore many people will call this a "silver". He is a blend of VanHee, HVR, barless Goodgers from Australia, and my own barless and opal families. His dam is still in my breeding loft and will stay there for the foreseeable future. He has bred 14 youngsters the last four seasons, some of which were banded for the prestigious GNEO futurity here in Ohio. Full pedigree. Price: $100
|15.||Early August hatch grizzle hen no. 8166 (sex guaranteed). This is going to be a large hen and is already very strong and solid in the hand. She was bred from a pair of my flyers. Her sire is pure Wegge grizzle and has flown nine races out to 300 miles. Dam is an HVR/Janssen almond (Yes, I do fly my rare colors) that has flown 100 and 130 miles as a young bird. We did not send her to any races this year. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|16.||June hatch blue grizzle bred from my flying team. Appears to be a cock but no guarantee as to sex. This pigeon carries the gene for barless. Sire is a classical blue grizzle that is half Wegge and half my own familes of barless and recessive opal, so he could carrie both of those genes. Sire has flown 5 races out to 180 miles, with two top-five finishes at that distance, including a win at 180 by several minutes as a young bird. Dam is a barless blue that flew 100 twice and 130 once as a young bird. She is from my own barless family but is also 1/4 "Creator" along with a dash of Flor Engels genes. Full pedigree. Price: $50.|
|17.||June hatch "velvet" (very dark check, sometimes called black check) cock no. 8316 that carries the gene for brown. (Sex guaranteed.) Sire is a dark check brown that also carries the genes for dilute and barless, so this bird could also carry those two genes as well. Dam is out of the "Y2K Cock". The Y2K Cock was bred by Lopez Family Loft of California and is down from several of the great Ganus names of outstanding breeders and flyers, including Sure Bet, Rocket, Gold Mine, etc. Limited pedigree. This is the nestmate to lot 6 above. Price reduced: $35|
|18.||April hatch almond cock no. 8570 from the YB team. He was trained all season with the young bird team and was out 50 miles several times. Just prior to the first race I noticed that he was drooping his right eyelid and his eye was slightly watery so I treated it with aureomycin ointment. Once the eye was back to normal I took a good look at it and he had lost his vision in that eye, so I immediately removed him from the team. So if you want to name him, just call him the "One-eyed Jack". His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Two brothers are still on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Normally I would ask $150 for such a pigeon, but am offering him at a lower price due to his injury. Fully pedigreed. Price: $75|
|19.||2012 Andalusian cock no. 2131. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 3384 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses many things I would look for in a great flyer: soft, smooth feather,, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price: $50|
|20.||2013 blue check splash cock. This pigeon was bred by my friend Bob Metcalf, who recently retired from the pigeon hobby. 3384 is off Bob's flying team, and he possesses everything I would look for in a great flyer: one pin tail, solid but buoyant feel in your hand, and that proud attitude that says "Bring it on!" He definitely belongs in someone's breeding loft. No pedigree. Price: $50|
|21.||June hatch blue bar no. 8361. Appears to be a cock but sex is not guaranteed. Definitely carries recessive opal, and if indeed a cock he will also carry the gene for dilute. Dam is 5168-15, a true silver bar out of "Snake River", another "white lace" that placed 1st club at 210 miles and the following week was 1st to the loft and 4th club from 130 miles. Snake River was stocked as a yearling and is one of the foundation birds of my opal family. Sire is 4738-14, a "white lace" opal cock that flew 100, 100, and 120 as a young bird prior to being stocked as a yearling. 4738 is out of a full brother to Snake River. Here once again is your chance at a quality pigeon at a bargain price. Full pedigree. Price: $35|
|22.||Here's a pair of nestmates, hatched around mid-August. They are out of a blue bar cock that flew 100, 150, and 180 prior to being stocked due to the fact that he carries the gene for reduced. Their dam is a reduced hen who has two daughters on the current young bird team, both of whom placed in their first race. Since they are out of a reduced hen, if either of them is a cock (and they do look to me like a cock and a hen - but no guarantees about that), he will carry the gene for reduced. Full pedigrees on these two. Price: $35 for the pair.|
|23.||Here is a very nice reduced hen, no. 8397, that is an older sister of the two nestmates posted above. Check out the information on her parents, which is posted directly above. Price: $100|
Dragoons and Giant Homers
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|0.||Dragoons and American Giant Homers occasionally for sale. When they are available they will be listed in this section. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO DRAGOONS AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE SUMMER OF 2019.|